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Jamaican student excelling in London


A FORMER student of Jamaica's Campion College has been awarded a first-class law degree by University College London (UCL).

Dane Patterson, who also holds a BA degree in Economics from Cornell University in the US, will continue his education at Oxford University where he will pursue the Master of Science degree in law and finance in Saïd Business School later this year.

"We are proud of Dane's accomplishment and have high hopes for his continued success," said his mother, Wyvolyn Gager Patterson, former Editor-in-Chief of our sister paper, The Gleaner.

Patterson follows a family tradition of excellence at the University of London. His great-uncle, former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, was awarded the Sir Hughes Parry prize for excellence in the law of contract and was also a Leverhulme Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science, one of the 19 constituent colleges that comprise the University of London.

His father Trevor Patterson, partner in the city law firm Patterson Mair Hamilton, was himself awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship by the United Kingdom government, and the Eldon law scholarship while studying at University College London.

While at UCL, Dane was president of the Global Development Initiatives, an inter-disciplinary student society that provides a platform for students interested in international development. He was also a member of the UCL Jurisprudence Review, the oldest academic student law review of the United Kingdom.

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